Norms and Values
Russia and South Africa: Is Africa closer than it seems? Speakers
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy Boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia

On January 25 at 3:00 p.m. Moscow time, the Valdai Club will host an expert discussion on the topic “Russia and South Africa: Is Africa closer than it seems?”


  • Mikatekiso Kubayi, Researcher, Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA; Research Fellow, Institute for Pan African Thought and Conversation
  • Andrei Maslov, Director, Centre for African Studies, HSE University
  • Rasigan Maharajh, Chief Director of the Institute for Economic Research in Innovation at the Tswane Technical University (South Africa)
  • Oleg Ozerov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Head of the Secretariat of the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum
  • Nathalia Zaiser,Chairman of the Board of the African Business Initiative Union